Help with Buying a New TV (75-85") Budget up to $4k

Have a budget of $4000 (prefer to spend less) for a new TV to replace my Samsung Series 7 75 inch. Current TV is approaching years old, 4k, 200hz and is great picture quality but has had very noticeable backlight bleed it's whole life (something I'd like to avoid). I have liked my TV and it's OS but I've heard that Samsung TV's have become quite average in recent years, relying of brand name. I've done plenty of research however am struggling to land on a single a TV and would appreciate some insight.

Scenario:
- only used at night, so no daylight risk however we often like to keep the rooms lights on whilst we watch things
- not our daily TV, only used for movies and occasionally sport. I use my PS5 on a monitor now so it doesn't have to be a great gaming TV.
- Big room and TV is on a long wall (over 6 metres)
- Current viewing distance is over 4 metres.
- My family is predominantly Samsung phone users, the screen mirroring and phone video playback feature for Samsung TV's has been useful in the past.

Things I'm looking for:
- 85 inch (75 inch hasn't feel very big based off room size and viewing distance. I will settle for 75inch only if it is a significant improvement in quality and cheaper, but I'd rather not).
- 4k
- Bright and vibrant (Samsung is great at this)
- Good blacks (Samsung has been bad at this)
- Reduced risk of edgelight/backlight bleed (want to avoid this happening again in the future)
- Future proof

Options I'm considering:

85" Sony x900H (2020 Model) - This seems to be favourite and it ticks a lot of boxes but I will have to wait for a similar sale to the $3650 one from TGG a few weeks ago or ask a friend who works there to sort me a deal. Low stock also.

https://store.sony.com.au/television-4K-X9000/KD85X9000H.htm...

85" Samsung q70a (2021 Model) - Ticks a lot of boxes also and I can get it cheaper through Samsung Corporate Portal. I know it's likely not as good as the Sony but it'll be easier to find in stock, newer model and I am familiar with the Samsung OS and I've had great after sales service from them.

https://www.samsung.com/au/tvs/qled-tv/q70a-85-inch-qled-4k-...

75" Samsung QN85A (2021) - Compromising on size for alleged picture quality improvement. Not sure if the Neo Qled and Micro Dimming are just marketing.

https://www.samsung.com/au/tvs/qled-tv/qn85a-75-inch-neo-qle...

75" Sony x9500H (2020 Model) - Compromising on price and older model but it seems to be even better then the x900h.

https://www.jbhifi.com.au/products/sony-x9500h-75-4k-full-ar...

I'm open to more suggestions, is there any other 85inch TV's at that price point that I should be considering? I have to pull the trigger soon so unfortunately can't wait for EOY sales.

Thanks!

Comments

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    Things I'm looking for:
    - 85 inch (75 inch hasn't feel very big based off room size and viewing distance. I will settle for 75inch only if it is a significant improvement in quality and cheaper, but I'd rather not).
    - 4k
    - Bright and vibrant (Samsung is great at this)
    - Good blacks (Samsung has been bad at this)
    - Reduced risk of edgelight/backlight bleed (want to avoid this happening again in the future)
    - Future proof

    Then just pony up for the LG 83" OLED. That's the only way you will be happy.

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      I understand that to perfectly fit those requirements an OLED is suitable but they're extremely expensive at this size. I'd hope that there is some TV's that would be an improvement from my current TV and meet most of those requirements without having to be the best in each category.

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    Get an OLED as it'll be used at night, for movies, and no gaming. Black is truely black like a glass entertainment unit.

    Backlight bleed (i.e. clouding) is unavoidable on LEDs.

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      Get an OLED

      OP wants a big arse screen, and so not willing to pony up for an OLED.
      Can't have it all, OP.

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        Unfortunately OLED isn't an option due to budget. Is there a specific brand that's known for less clouding? (seems like Samsung is notorious for it).

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          Clouding is luck of the draw. Two TV's of the same brand and model have different sizes and locations of clouding.

          The more dimming zones there are on the TV, the less likely the bleed will show up.

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    The Sony 900h or 950h are great choices if you are not worried about the gaming requirements, however the 900h does have hdmi 2.1 so supposedly its the best choice for a current console like a PS5 , but Sony don't seem to have been able to actually make it compliant with the PS5 as yet , and you would have to wonder if they ever will as a new model tv has now appeared The X90J and soon the X95J

    The 950 is a better TV overall ,and both are known for having great blacks.
    The Sonly also has the advantage of Having HDR and DOLBY VISION , where the Samsung doesn't not support Dolby Vision

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=95VXawLNby4&t=623s

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vHd_rYvvD4E

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eb-8uOqr4fI

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      Thanks for your input, I had forgot to consider the Sony having Dolby Vision!

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    I have been looking to buy a 85" TV for our Lounge and have kind of zero'ed on the TCL 85P715 or 85p725, purely due to price and good color quality and sound. Waiting for them to drop under $2k so I can purchase. Your thought on these 2 models?

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    Have you considered UST laser and ALR screen?

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      Yes I have, but seems difficult to get AU stock/warranty for the affordable ones. The local brand UST's are still quite expensive.

  • +2 votes

    Ended up buying the Sony X900H 85" via the Sony Corporate store for $3185.46 delivered - stoked with the price! Ultimately decided that I'd prefer a TV's quality and lights on usage compared to a projector and this TV ticks a lot of my boxes.

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      Enjoy

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      Hey mate, how do you get access to this. Would like to order one myself.

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        I got access to this via the employee discounts offered by the company I work at. It's similar a concept to the Samsung Corporate portal.

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      Great price! Annoyingly it's back up to $3,500 on the portal. Hopefully some fathers day sales come in soon.

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    How do you get $3500 as corporate price? What are the organisations have this benefit? Thx

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      Only one i know of is CBA.